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2016 is going to be a good year for nerds. With Suicide Squad coming on Cartoon Network, Game of Thrones Season 6 just around the corner and with the Shannara Chronicles series well under way, nerd-centered television just keeps getting better. The good news keep piling up, however, with the latest news from the Starz network, who are sure to save you repeat silver screen viewings and alleviate your BluRay Release malaise.

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While out promoting his latest Quentin Tarantino-directed flick, The Hateful Eight, Samuel L. Jackson was asked whether he’d seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens and what he thought of the movie (he has seen it, for the record). Not one to often mince his words, Jackson tried his best to be diplomatic. At first anyhow. Then he said what he thinks, just as you’d expect and want him to. (more…)

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The Internet’s favorite Stormtrooper light burned fiercely but shortly during his cameo in Episode 7, going out like the badass that we assume that he was. Here at NerdBastards, we liked to imagine him as a gentle but misguided soul, poisoned by the doctrines of Supreme Leader Snoke, tormented by a long-lasting stamp-collecting fetish.

Armed with his crackling Z6-series baton, the Stormtrooper’s let out a single cry, which fans later assumed was his name, in true Pokemon Gen-1 fashion.  Thus, TR-8R, the most memed extra in the history of science fiction since Bobba Fett’s firecracker-like rise to fame, was born.

It got so silly in fact, that you can now learn all about his backstory in an upcoming tie-in novel! (more…)

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Whether you’re obsessed with Kylo Ren petulance, are spending sleepless nights going over the actual cost of maintenance of the Starkiller, or simply just coming down from the hype high, you are probably reaching the same conclusion as everyone else: Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be a fun movie, but it’s far from perfect. George Lucas recently threw his hat into the ring, when he was asked about his opinion on Episode VII, and according to the grandpappy of the Force, it’s not all good. (more…)

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With the hype slowly slowing down into manageable levels for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, fans are  returning from their repeat-viewing of the film abd asking “Wait, where did Kylo Ren get that near-mint condition Vader funerary pyre collectible anyway?” Apparently, the story lies in the newly expanded universe of Star Wars fiction, specifically in Delilah S. Dawson‘s short story The Perfect Weapon.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS INFESTED WITH EPISODE 7 SPOILERS. DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T WARN YOU. (more…)

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“Let’s talk about Rey, Baby. Let’s talk about Rey”

Actress Daisey Ridley plays, Rey,  a desert wandering, speeder bike driving, scavenger in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. To those that haven’t see the movie, that’s what she has appeared to be on the surface – and for the most part, she is all that. Those that have seen the flick will tell you her story is much more than that. At this  point, in this posting, if you haven’t seen the movie and don’t want to know more about her, then consider this your exit. For the rest of you, a new development has just been revealed concerning the characters secret lineage. (more…)

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During the height of Star Wars: The Force Awakens theatrical release, there was one unified request across the internet. That request being “don’t spoil the movie”. As matter of respect and common courtesy, fans shouldn’t be coming out of the theater and discussing the movie in front of a line going into the next showing, work water coolers (in shot of co-workers), or should fans be sharing their thoughts/views in social media feeds and comment sections that aren’t clearly labeled with a spoiler warning. Sadly, this is a courtesy that is lost on some people. Leaving fans to post reminders across the web, having to tell viewers to not be dicks. Some people, however, have been real jerks showing no regard to courtesy; with some threatening to, or purposely, spoil the movie as a means of getting a sick sense of satisfaction in getting a rise out people. (more…)

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This is the least surprising news you’ll hear all day, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens can’t stop making money. As predicted, after being set up with an extra $40 million it made on Monday, Star Wars crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box office while you were eating lunch on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Star Wars continues to eat the lunch, metaphorically-speaking, of some of the biggest box office hits of all time, and with the holiday weekend coming up, it will have its sights set on breaking even more box office records, including, in the long game, the all-time box office championship. (more…)

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What do you do after you’ve had the biggest domestic opening weekend, the biggest worldwide opening weekend, biggest December opening weekend, and biggest per screen average on an opening weekend, as well as the single biggest opening day, Friday and Sunday box office records of all time? Why you continue to break box office records, of course. Yesterday, Star Wars: The Force Awakens took the crown from Spider-Man 2 for the biggest Monday haul in movie history. It’s the latest chess piece to fall as Walt Disney Studios sets its sights on taking the all-time box office champ crown, while The Force Awakens sails for what should be another record-breaking weekend. (more…)